Germany clinches a last minute victory over the Czech Republic in a key FIFA qualifier; Kolocová and Kvapilová triumph in beach volleyball tournament; Czech women’s tennis stars battle on to the quarter-finals at the US Open; Haydn Porteous is victorious in Czech Masters golf tournament and Jaroslav Jartim defeated in inaugural martial arts contest
Top seed Tomáš Berdych beat Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Los Cabos, Mexico on Thursday. It was a hard-won victory for the Czech player with Berdych rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to reach the quarter-finals. Berdych is continuing to build on his semi-final run at Wimbledon as he bids for his first ATP World Tour title of the season. He next faces Thanasi Kokkinakis, who beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6(5), 6-2.
Karolína Plíšková officially becomes world women’s tennis number one on Monday. The 25-year-old Czech moved to the top of the rankings after Romania’s Simona Halep was defeated in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last week. Plíšková, who comes from Louny in north Bohemia, has moved to the top despite a second-round loss at Wimbledon and despite never having won a grand slam tournament. She is currently leading the rankings by 185 points.
The Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has been beaten by Roger Federer of Switzerland in the semi-final at Wimbledon. The 11th seeded pushed Federer hard on Centre Court, but went down 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4. “I think I played really good tennis throughout the whole tournament. But I just unfortunately faced a guy who's playing his best,” Berdych said after the game.
In tennis, Czech player Tomáš Berdych reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon on Wednesday night. Opponent Serb Novak Djokovic retired after losing the first set on a tie-break and trailing in the second set by two games to love. Berdych will now face Swiss Roger Federer for a place in the final. Berdych, the 11th seed, last beat Federer on grass on his way to the Wimbledon finals in 2010. Federer came through his semi-final in straight sets.